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Fort Snelling State Park

 
101 Snelling Lake Road St. Paul, MN 55111
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Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, this park offers extensive hiking, bike and ski trails that link to Minnehaha Park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Canoe on Gun Club Lake, play golf, swim in Snelling Lake, or hike on Pike Island where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers converge. Interpretive exhibits and films on display in the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center give visitors a good background on the history and resources of the park and area.

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May 28, 2013, 2:16 p.m. - Leslie permalink
Ft Snelling is great if you want time alone. The fishing is great and there is an interpretive center as well. If you're really adventuresome, you can hike to Minnehaha Falls from there.
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Sarah S.
Nov. 21, 2016
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I came to Fort Snelling by myself on a day off from work to check out the trails. I have been making my way to different state parks over the summer and...
Kev H.
Nov. 29, 2015
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First things first - as a state park, it costs $5 per car to get a parking permit from the little information house near the entrance. As such, this would...
D M.
Sept. 7, 2015
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Pike island is nice to hike. However the park is close to the airport so depending what you do, you may have air traffic noise to contend with. Canoeing on...
 
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Simon J. Anderson
Simon J. Anderson
The beach is much less crowded than other nearby beaches, great biking and hiking trails. Also, boats ramps.
 
Jim Biederman
Jim Biederman
Great place to watch planes taking off or landing. No parking near park gate so best to drive in, park, and walk. Or ride a bike.
 
Greg W.
Greg W.
Great place to walk around
 
Monica
Monica
$10/4-hrs for a canoe or kayak rental? Steal! Single and double canoes and kayaks available.
 
Amanda
Amanda
City Pages Best Park - 2013
 
Scott Dybedahl
Scott Dybedahl
Excellent wildlife picture area
 
Mike M
Mike M
Vent open at picnic warming house is handle down!
 
Matt Van Den Broek
Matt Van Den Broek
Summer is just around the corner, officially. But the weather has been telling us it’s summer for some time now. And what better way to enjoy summer than to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. And t
 
 
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